Not every opportunity is for you

Not Every Opportunity is For You

The inspiration for this blog post came in the form of a Hallmark submission call. I was minding my own business on Twitter (as one does on Twitter *cough*), when I saw someone tweet that Hallmark was going to start publishing books. I get really excited when I see new publishers and lines starting. Generally, Read More

35_Four Habits Every Happy Author Has Mastered

Four Habits Every Happy Author Has Mastered

I should probably warn you about what I mean when I say ‘happy’. To me, being a happy author is being fulfilled by your writing. So, whether you’re published or aspiring to be, whether you’re at the point in your writing career that you want to be or not, take a moment to think about Read More

34_Four Easy Steps to Help Plan Your Writing CareerAdd heading

Four Easy Steps to Help Plan Your Writing Career

It’s overwhelming to think career once you’ve realised you want to be a writer. This might be because you already have a full-time job and writing doesn’t seem like much more than a dream. Or because you’ve written books before and none of the publishers you’ve submitted to have contacted you. Whatever it is that Read More

29_Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Three Simple Ways to Stick to Your Writing Goals

Last week, I wrote about why setting writing goals works. After you read that, you may have thought ‘well, Therese, that’s easier said than done’. If you did, I’ve got you covered in today’s post! I’m sharing three simple ways to stick to your writing goals. These tips have helped me to stick to my own Read More

27_The Perfectionist's Guide to the First Draft (1)

The Perfectionist’s Guide to the First Draft

We all know that perfection is an illusion. But this doesn’t change the fact that, for a lot of people, expecting perfection is the norm. As writers (though in general, too), this can be dangerous. And paralysing. Because we think that whatever we write needs to be perfect almost as soon as we write it. Read More